Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Pier A Park (Newark Ave. & Sinatra Drive), Hoboken, N.J.
Hoboken’s “yuppie beach” will become the Hoboken Huddle leading up to the game, featuring three curling lanes, including one just for kids! Professional curling experts will be on hand to teach newbies how to play. The Hoboken Huddle will also feature enormous XLVIII letters illuminated against the New York skyline for photo opportunities, Restaurant Week specials, live broadcasts and much more.
Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular
Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, N.J.
Perhaps the only New Jersey event (besides the actual game) with the blessing of the NFL to say the words “Super Bowl,” this NY/NJ Host Committee and Macy’s-sponsored shindig promises Daughtry, the Goo Goo Dolls and fireworks — plus Erin Andrews and Joe Buck as emcees. Unfortunately, unless you’ve already got tickets, you’ll have to catch it on Fox Sports.
Newark’s Largest Indoor Tailgate Party
Jan. 28, noon-8 p.m.
49 Washington St., Newark, N.J.
$48 in advance, $60 day of event (if available); $40 for Newark Museum members,
This all-day fest features celebrity chef demonstrations, NFL Hall of Famer appearances, free craft beer tastings, tailgate party eats and your chance to snap a selfie with the original 1967 Vince Lombardi Trophy. Added values: You’ll be toasty warm indoors, and supporting two good causes — The Star Ledger Performing Art Scholarship Fund and educational programs at the Newark Museum.
Art’s Salute to Football
Jan. 25-Feb. 8
49 Harrison St., Hoboken, N.J.
NFL fans can unleash their inner art fan at Barsky Gallery’s exhibit featuring works tied to the big game. Former Jets and Bills linebacker Aaron Maybin will even be exhibiting his own work at the gallery during the exhibition. And if you like what you see, you can purchase original works of art, all benefiting the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation.
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Winter Blast at Buchmuller Park
Jan. 30, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Jan. 31, 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-midnight
Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, N.J.
Three-day pass $18, family four-pack $72
Individual day passes: adults $10, family four-pack $30;
It’s a winter block party a stone’s throw from the MetLife Stadium! Dozens of food trucks will be at the Food Truck Mash-Up, with flavors for any craving. Free ice skating, meet-and-greets with New Jersey Devils players, shopping, games, giveaways, music and a beer garden are all on tap. Roundtrip free shuttles for the Winter Blast will be available from the Secaucus Junction/Lautenberg Rail Station.
Rutherford Winter Festival
Feb. 1, noon-7 p.m.
Lincoln Park (Borough Hall and Lincoln Park on Park Avenue),
The big game’s host city will become a winter wonderland for fans, complete with horse and carriage rides, ice carving, snow mini golf, snow sculptures, kiddie rides, shopping, beer tents and a salute to Jersey with a
selection of local bands, including a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, The E Street Shuffle.